Thursday, August 20, 2009

Here are the Beads!!

Nothing too fabulously crazy there, but with a little practice I could get good at it. I love green and so that was the first colours I had to pick. I also got some aqua, pink, purple and some kind of red. The first bead I made is in the first picture. It is the green one with the orange in it. I only used green glass, one colour. She was showing me that the minerals in the glass can be affected by either too much oxygen or too much propane. I really like the way it turned out.
This picture is me experimenting. I really liked making the disc beads. The way the glass would just layer on top of itself, or mixing the different colours together.
I was learning and practising gravity swirling and dots as well, you can see a little of that with these. I purposely left one drooping so I could use i as a pendant.
These last ones are the focal beads I made. They are not perfect but not bad for a first time. I liked adding the fritt, it was interesting how it just melted in. I think my favorite of these is the squarish one with the ivory in it.
I have no had time to make anything with them yet. Too busy trying to get stuff ready for some shows that will be coming up starting in September. I imagine I won't have much time during the week to make stuff once the shows start. I just hope I have enough variety to keep everyones interest.
And yes the glasses were very sexy ;)

1 comment:

Silver Parrot said...

Looks like you had a great time learning to lampwork. Your beads came out really nicely, too!